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Old 02-23-2016, 02:24 AM   #29
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Some televisions and DVDs are set up to work on 12v; ours are.
Just curious ... How do you do that?
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Just curious ... How do you do that?
Many newer and smaller TV's use a 12 volt power brick. You can just make up a cord and plug into the trailer 12 volt outlet instead of using the brick. Look on the back of the TV for 12 V in. Just make sure you get the polarity correct when making a cord.
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Being that you are familiar with golf carts, if you could squeeze in two GC-2's, it would give you a lot more Ah and longevity. In our previous 5th wheel I added 2, then 4 of them and a small inverter that fed one reciprocal. I could run the TV, Dish receiver, and a small wine fridge. The truck's alternator kept them charged going down the road with the wine fridge running.
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I would think that most travel trailers do not have inverters and they usually only have one battery. A generator will recharge you batteries and allow you to run some ac stuff. Since you were on your own property, generator hours do not matter. But if you stay in government campgrounds without hook ups, you will run into a variety of allowed generator hours. We stayed in Denali Natl Park and generator hours were 8-10am and 4-8 pm. At a NPS campground, generator hours were 8 am-10 pm. So you have to plan accordingly.
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